TalkEmount Hall of Famer
- Aug 12, 2014
- Arrid Zone-A, USA
- Real Name
Competition is always good.
My issue though is that mirrorless systems tend to get pretty pricey. As a prospective new photographer, it would be pretty hard to convince me to buy into a $3000 system when I can get a competent DLSR for $800.
Even now as an ardent mirrorless fan and advocate, the prices on the E-Mounts can get daunting and hard to justify. I love my $600 A6000. I also love the new A6500, but doubling the price is just not worth it right now.
Well, rumors of a a6700 seem valid and I think for Sony to wow the APS-C market, it's going to pack in the desired features users and critics have ranted about the a6500.
I think it will have the Z battery, thus a new body. The new body means the addition of a flip out full touch screen. We may see the intro of an all new touch interface operating system. Expecting it to be an APS-C version of the A9 stacked sensor design. With it comes silent shutter with no black out, 12-15 fps and no rolling shutter. Possibly pixel-shift.
Of course, 4K video options will be improved and possibly no 30-minute limit. And two card slots. Being the top model, expect it to be pricey, but justified.
With a new gen body, it would make logical sense to use it in polycarbonate form as a possible replacement for the long-in-the-tooth, a6000. An a6100 can replace both a6000 and a6300 from their line. Z battery, flip screen touch interface, 4K, a6300 sensor and EVF, 1 UHS-II card slot. USB-C, improved AF with latest Eye AF, improved buffer, mic/headphone jacks. A Canon M50 killer. And a sensible upgrade for a6000 users not interested in paying for an a6500 or new a6700.
Sony would control this segment of the APS-C market, as quezra points out.